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Ukraine hosts biggest ever gay pride parade

KIEV: Ukrainian politicians and foreign diplomats joined thousands marching in a gay pride parade in Kiev, the biggest and most peaceful ever in the former Soviet country. Crowds of people, many dressed in bright colors, paraded along streets in the center of the Ukrainian capital, holding up banners saying “Diversity ...

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Five parties likely to enter Ukrainian parliament: Poll

KIEV: Five political parties could reach the 5 percent barrier to enter Ukraine’s parliament following next month’s elections, Interfax-Ukraine news agency reported. If parliamentary elections were held next Sunday, Servant of the People party would get 47.5 percent of the votes, Opposition Platform — For Life would get 11 percent, ...

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Four troops killed in Ukraine helicopter crash

KIEV: An army helicopter has crashed in western Ukraine killing four servicemen, the military said on Thursday. The Mi-8 helicopter crashed in the western Rivne region during a training flight late Wednesday, killing three crew members and the commander of the 16th Separate Army Aviation Brigade of Ground Forces, a ...

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Ukraine announces end to martial law

KIEV: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday announced the end of a martial law in the country’s border regions, which was introduced last month after Russia’s seizure of three of Kiev’s navy vessels in the Sea of Azov. “Today, right now, at 1200 GMT the martial law ends. This is my ...

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Ukraine introduces martial law citing threat of Russian invasion

UKRAINE imposed martial law for 30 days in parts of the country most vulnerable to an attack from Russia after President Petro Poroshenko warned of the “extremely serious” threat of a land invasion. Poroshenko said martial law was necessary to bolster Ukraine’s defenses after Russia seized three Ukrainian naval ships ...

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Ukraine anti-corruption activist attacked with green liquid

(REUTERS) KIEV: A top Ukrainian anti-corruption activist said he suffered chemical burns when an assailant threw green liquid in his face as he took part in a demonstration outside a prosecutor’s office in Kiev. Most of Vitaliy Shabunin’s face and his left hand were covered in bright green stains similar ...

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US keeps China, Canada, India on IP priority watch list

WASHINGTON: China has made the US Trade Representative’s Priority Watch List for the 14th year in a row for alleged intellectual property failings. Alongside China, the 2018 Special 301 Report on intellectual property rights listed 35 other countries deemed to have “inadequate or ineffective” IP protection or enforcement or which ...

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Bitcoin exchange chief executive kidnapped

KIEV: The chief executive of Exmo Bitcoin exchange has been kidnapped in Ukraine. According to Russian and Ukranian media reports Pavel Lerner, 40, was kidnapped while leaving his office in Kiev’s Obolon district on 26 December. The reports said he was dragged into a black Mercedes-Benz by men wearing balaclavas. ...

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